Tips From The Top: One On One With John McAuliffe, Sylvan Learning CEO

by Sylvan Learning | Apr 19, 2020

Thrive Global contributor, Adam Mendler, chatted with Sylvan Learning CEO, John McAuliffe, about John's journey and to get his best advice.

Adam: What are your best tips for educators?

John: My best tip for educators is to never lose track of the reason you entered the education world, the passion you had. Teachers and educators are the people critical to a child learning. They drive the motivation to learn, the confidence to learn and the willingness to learn in a child. The child feeds off the educator and it can be unbelievably rewarding when you can make such a dramatic impact on a child’s life.

Adam: In your experience, what are the defining qualities of an effective leader? How can leaders and aspiring leaders take their leadership skills to the next level?

John: It sounds like a cliché but surrounding yourself with the best people and giving them the tools to succeed are critical. Beyond that, you must have the ability to communicate the vision and strategy of the organization, such that people feel energized by that vision and they understand where they fit into the vision. Last, I feel it is also critical that all parts of the organization and leadership feel they are part of a team who has the same end goals.

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